How-to: make kale chips
I like chips. You like chips. We all like chips. But these wonderfully crunchy, deep-fried snacks aren’t exactly good for us, are they? Um, nope.
But how does one make kale chips? They’re surprisingly easy to whip up – even Jennifer Aniston can do it. (Yes, these green crispy leaves are a favourite snack of hers, too.) All you need is a couple of ingredients and a few spare minutes.
HOW TO MAKE KALE CHIPS AT HOME
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes: one large bowl
1 bunch of kale, stalks removed
2 tablespoons of olive oil or organic coconut oil
Cumin or chilli flakes (optional)
Strainer or salad spinner
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
3. Using a sharp knife, carefully remove the kale leaves from their stalks. Then, tear the leaves into smaller bite-size pieces.
4. Wash the kale leaves thoroughly under running water, before removing excess water with a strainer or salad spinner.
5. Toss the leaves into a large bowl and drizzle with the olive or coconut oil, salt and other spices.
6. When all the leaves are coated, lay them on the baking tray, making sure none of the leaves overlap.
7. Bake for 10 minutes or until crisp, turning the leaves over after five minutes.
8. Serve and enjoy!
Have you heard of kale chips? Have you ever made kale chips at home? What’s your favourite finger food recipe?